B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$680
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Sioux City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    65
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    786
    1
  • Theft
    3,101
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,888
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Born/raised in Sioux City. Sioux City Community School District (public) both as a student and staff member. Sioux City offers a lot as far as ways to get involved and stay entertained. Many parks and recreational facilities, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and restaurants, shopping centers, and a thriving arts community. Community-wide festivals each year: Saturday in the Park, Greek Fest, Art Splash, Mardi Gras Parades, etc. Sioux City is growing and expanding. NEW Hard Rock Casino/Resort, restaurants, and attractions. Sioux City is a great place to raise a family. Sioux City, once called "Little Chicago," has a rich history and is a known site for Lewis and Clark .There are many philanthropies, out-reach programs, and churches in the area. Sioux City is a central location, ideal for traveling/visiting Omaha, NE; Sioux Falls, SD; etc. Quality medical facilities. Hot/humid Summers. Very cold Winters. Lovely Spring/Fall- the people make up for it.
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I like all the different places to shop and the beautiful river side. It is a big city with a lot of different things to do. It is very diverse with all the different ethnicities in one area. It is expanding with more hotels, apartment complexes. Shopping mall is awesome! Schools are good and offer great curriculum and extracurricular activities.
Sioux City, IA is an average town with a metro area populous of around 100K +. The city is working hard to create new and fun attractions, as the city has lacked these in the past. They are also working to become a entrepreneur-friendly city, encouraging people to start their own businesses with different incentives. There are cities directly North (North Sioux City) & South (South Sioux City) in South Dakota and Nebraska, respectively. The real estate market is somewhat fair, but has been a little higher in the last few years due to a surge in home buying. The city sits on the Missouri river and has several local lakes, making it an excellent, boater friendly community. There is also a Hard Rock Casino, Orpheum Theater and separate Events Center that host a lot of local shows and entertainment. Overall, Sioux City is a decent city that offers a lot of shopping and entertainment for the vast Siouxland area which encompasses 3 different states.